Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 491 of 1,110
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Rupert), daughter of Erasmus C. and Martha
(Inglis) Rupert, of German and Scotch-Irish
parentage. They came to this State from
Missouri, where Mrs. Aulick was born. By
his present companion he has one child,Roscoe
Mr. and Mrs. Aulick are members of the
OUIS C. EBRITE, a lumber merchant
and farmer of Mesquite, was born in
Ohio, in 1852, the sixth child born to
John M. and Martha A. (Plummer) Ebrite,
natives of Ohio. The father was a plasterer
and finisher by trade, and also served as a
nurse in a hospital in Virginia three years
during the war. He came to this State in
1888, and is at present Postmaster of Mesquite.
His first wife, the mother of our subject,
died in 1859. They were the parents
of eleven children, six of whom still survive,
viz.: James M., a school-teacher by profession,
is a resident of Ohio; Missouri A.,
wife of Bloon Rickey, a farmer of Ohio,
W. B., a farmer of Indiana; Louis, our subject;
G. D., a plasterer by trade, resides in
Ohio; Laura A., the wife of Mack Nafus, a
carpenter of New York. Mr. Ebrite was
again married in 1860, to Sophia Swanner,
and they have two children,-John H., mail
agent on the Fort Worth
Anna A., the wife of Mr. Dunn, a cattle
dealer of Ohio.
Our subject received his early education in
the country schools of Ohio, and at the age
of sixteen years commenced life for himself.
He followed various occupations until 1877,
when he came to this State and settled where
he now resides. For two years he farmed on
rented land, and then followed the carpenter's
trade for some time, contracting and building
the majority of the best residence houses of
this place. He followed that occupation until
1884, since which time he has confined himself
strictly to his business of handling luinber.
In 1889 he bought forty acres adjoining
the village, where he has three houses,
and also owns his town residence, which is
one of the handsomest in the village; also
the best business house in the town and
other buildings. After landing in Dallas,
Mr. Ebrite had but $4 in his pocket, and he
is now numbered among the leading business
men of his village. He does a lumber business
of some $10,000 or $12,000, besides
having other interests. In April, 1888. he
was elected Mayor of Mesquite; in 1889
served as Alderman, and in 1890 was again
elected to fill the unexpired terin of the
Mayor who had resigned, and in 1891 lie
was elected to the same office, thereby showing
his popularity in the village of his adoption,
where he has so long shown himself a
Mr. Ebrite was married in 1888, to Mrs.
Amanda Goodson, a native of Missouri, and
daughter of John Shawver, of this county.
Mr. Ebrite is a member of the I. O. O. F.,
Plato Lodge, No. 203, of North Amherst,
Ohio, and also of the K. of I., of this place.
Mrs. Ebrite is a member of the Methodist
S. KIMBROUGH, the present State
Senator from Dallas county, was born
in Tennessee, the son of J. C. and
Martha Ann Kimbrough, natives of Tennessee
and Virginia. Our subject received
his early education in his native State, but
the facilities for securing an education were
not of the best, but the environments of hisL
youth stimulated and concentrated though
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/491/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.